Young ladies in the yard enjoying their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

Success Stories

Crystal's Story

"Because of Orchard Place, I finally have a life. Orchard Place not only saved my life but helped me live." - Crystal former resident of the Orchard Place Campus

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Gabriel and Mateo

Getting Beyond Bad Behavior

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Howard: Orchard Places First Admission

Stability. Love. Home. Family. Four necessities, all missing from the young life of Howard Deever. Again and again, he felt the wrenching pain of their loss. Living in 15 places in six years, his life was wrought with emptiness and a heart that ached so badly he thought it would never mend.

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Sean and David

David was a child in need of assistance, and in 2003 the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) brought him to the attention of a PACE caseworker. David's life was at a turning point.

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